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Barclays Premier League:

Stars in action

Samaha Ismath Ali

The Barclays Premier League treasures within it a barricade of talented and worthy of mentioning players, who are chosen for International sides based on their unique talent and football skills. Every team has its own stars, its action-packed thrillers who add colour to the game. Though these players depict glamorous football, they pose difficult conditions for their opponents, by displaying quality football, excellent tackles and indescribable passes. This section focuses on the best among the best of the Barclays Premier League.

Manchester United

Sir Alex’s Red Army has revealed their new secret for this season- dynamic, inexperienced young footballers, all between the ages of eighteen and twenty-eight. With the team being so new, this season is coloured red and black by Manchester United’s confidence in their younger generation.

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez, Manchester United’s lucky and plucky boy, was purchased last season from his home side after the World Cup last year, when Sir Alex realized this young lad was more than just a footballer. He has been devoted to United ever since, moving like the shot from a catapult among the other players. It is for this reason that he has been nicknamed ‘Chicharito’ after his father, who was also a highly skilled footballer. ‘Chicharito’ means ‘Pea shooter’, and Javier was nicknamed this way due to his amazing passes and goals. He has been a worthy United purchase, and Sir Alex has never looked back in regret for buying the ‘Pea-shooter’ for his team.

David de Gea

David de Gea, former Atletico Madrid star. At the unripe age of twenty, de Gea is now the most sought-after goalkeeper in the Barclays Premier League. His debut game spoke volumes about him, as he never let the ball pass his gloves into the goal. His nimble body enables him to jump left, right and centre to retrieve the ball, and thus he has already earned a high position among the hearts of United fans. Another interesting piece of information is that he is exactly half the age of Manchester United’s former goalkeeper, the unforgettable Edwin Van der Sar! Sir Alex believes de Gea could extend his contract as he is very young and can serve the Reds in the bright years to come!


Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba, the Ivory Coast International team Captain, is also Chelsea’s shining star. He has been the perfect role model for all of Chelsea’s youngsters, playing fair and excelling himself in all ways footballers should be good at- quick passes, great goals, positive captaincy, and even discipline on the football field. Thus Manager Andre-Villas Boas has resolved to always put Drogba on the front line, as he is both a highly talented footballer and a positive mentor to the team. He possesses a unique talent in passing the ball and scoring exceptional goals that has made him one of the world’s most recognized.

Petr Cech

Petr Cech is Chelsea’s most reliable goal keeper, as he prevents the opponent side from scoring anything from a long-distance goal to trying hard in blocking a penalty. His saves have been extremely helpful to the then-spluttering Chelsea, who had a drawback season last season. This season, Chelsea has decided to make amends and make a comeback with some really elementary as well as tough goals and saves, which proves Cech’s job will be tougher than ever. Thus Cech will be on the front line, defending Chelsea’s name and battling to bring back their lost glory.


Robin Van Persie

Robin Van Persie, the Netherlands striker, returned to Arsenal last season after his long-term injury and is now one of the team’s best footballers. Having been given the post of Vice-captain for the 2011-12 season, van Persie indeed has a lot of responsibility over the others in the team. He, however, failed to score a penalty against Manchester United, resulting in a great loss against the jubilant Reds, but Manager Arsene Wenger has high hopes of the Dutch Boy in the future games to come, as the Gunners Arsenal rev up for battle and victory alike.

Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott, England’s first-ever youngest International Star, is known for his blistering pace in retreiving the ball and running across the ground, scoring goals like cannons and bullets. His pace earned him a high degree in the Arsenal team, and liked by Manager Arsene Wenger, who prefers Walcott over former Arsenal Captain Thierry Henry. He has also been eyed by Barcelona Manager Josep Guardiola as a footballer who can only be stopped by a pistol, and Argentina’s lucky-boy Lionel Messi as ‘The most dangerous player he hes ever played against’. Having such a speedy Gunner is by far Arsenal’s luck, as Walcott’s passes and goals are incredible. Being only twenty-two years of age, Walcott has no plans of leaving his club in the years to come, which is a good sign, says Wenger.


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